Professional Competencies Acceleration Program
The Professional Competencies Acceleration Program (PAC) is the most ambitious learning program of the University of Granada’s Talent Incubator. It is a highly innovative training program which, throughout the academic year, combines different teaching and mentoring methodologies in order to strengthen and develop distinctive competencies which are considered essential for success in professional fields such as social and emotional intelligence, leadership, the ability to adapt to changes, creativity, motivation, authenticity, communication, teamwork and social commitment.
The program offers a learning and development opportunity to 20 university students who will be selected from those with the best academic record in their respective degrees. The program consists of a limited number of intensive sessions that take place between February and July.
Program Core Concepts
Experience Based Learning
Training sessions, designed using the principles of neuroeducation, in which the student takes the lead role in their learning about personal leadership, teamwork and social emotional intelligence.
Coaching sessions available for students in order to create a space for growth and self-knowledge which motivates them to establish clear professional objectives and specific plans of action in order to achieve them.
The program offers the students practical experience of the real business world through guidance from directors and high level professionals who have extensive experience and long professional careers.
Participate in the Program
Profile of participants in the Program
The program offers a learning and development opportunity to 20 university students selected from those with the best academic record in their respective degrees.
All of the participants are invited to apply for the program after consultation with each of the study centers they normally attend. From this process, about 40 university students in their final year of a degree or postgraduate course are selected. They will be those with the best academic record in their respective centers.
On the last course, the students who were pre-selected were from Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics,
Business Management and Administration, Law, Human Resources and Business Relations and Sociology.
The students who have been pre-selected take part in a series of individual interviews with a view to forming a final group of 20 participants. The aim of this round of interviews and evaluation is to be able to establish a link between the participants’ objectives and those of the program.
The profile of the students who participate and the quality of the training make this an exclusive, high level university program. The interaction between the participants is in itself of great interest and professional value.
How the participants benefit from the Program
The cost of the program is approximately 3000 euros per person however, it is completely free of charge for the students that participate after the selection process thanks to sponsorship by NGA Human Resources, sponsor of the University of Granada’s Talent and Leadership Chair.
Benefits after the Program
The Acceleration of Competencies Program should enable students to find professional success more easily. In addition, by participating in the Program the students will be able to integrate into a network of former Program pupils and to gain preferential access to a series of professional and academic opportunities which have been designed in conjunction with the company sponsoring the Chair.